Flight Dynamics Engineer Attitude Monitoring and Command Generation (m/w/d)

Referenz: J19039
Ort / Standort: ESOC | Darmstadt
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 31.05.2019 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Software Solutions

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are essential. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

You are passionate about space flight dynamics and want to become part of the operations and development team for current and future European missions. You have a master degree in a technical discipline, enjoy scientific computer programming under Linux and are proficient in the Fortran language. You love to work in an international team and are eager to extend your technical skills. Then you are the ideal candidate to supplement our astro-dynamics team at the European Operations Control Centre.

This position is based at Customer site ESOC, in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent. Earliest starting date is August 2019.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


  • Software design and development for orbit and attitude control, AOCS telemetry monitoring, maneuver optimization and command generation for the ESA spacecraft missions;

  • LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase) support, typically on Linux workstations using FORTRAN;

  • Software development for computation of the dynamical behaviour of satellites;

  • Participation in studies to evaluate Flight Dynamics aspects;

  • Participation in system tests, simulations and operations support

  • Work in international teams.


  • Completed university degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or equivalent with high grades;

  • A good working knowledge of English.

Essential Skills

  • In-depth familiarity with applied mathematics, especially vector algebra, numerical integration techniques and statistics;

  • Sound knowledge of physics, especially mechanics;

  • High sense of operational responsibility;

  • The capability to study independently complex and novel topics and to rapidly prototype S/W for study purposes must be proven;

  • Software development in FORTRAN 77/95 under Linux;

  • Problem solving abilities;

  • Good communication skills.

Desirable Skills

  • C, C++, MATLAB/SIMULINK, shell scripting;

  • Previous Flight Dynamics operational experience of spacecraft missions

  • Prior experience with production of Flight Dynamics documentation and software systems

  • Any experience with spacecraft mission analysis or flight dynamics

  • Knowledge about current and planned ESA missions and Astronomy


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